Here it is gang....sorry it took so long to get the Video up, I've been going through some family issues so Rocky got bumped down the priority list a bit.
Please see the previous video for all the specs on the 341" Motor, this thing really turned out stout, it feels like it wants to jump out tof the frame. I can't wait for spring! I'm gonna try to make the Pinks ALL OUT event coming up in Charlotte in April. Still got to get the 4.56 Geared 8 3/4 Mopar Posi and 11" drum brakes up under her. Thanks for watching and feel free to ask any questions you may have!!
Daihatsu Rocky V8! - Streetwize Performance - Project 340 "The Hard Way" clip 2 of 3
Update on the Smallblock Rocky Project, Over the past several weeks I tore down and rebuilt the stock bottom end 8:1 compression 318 in to a 10.2:1 compression 341" (5.6L) mini-stroker, I used a 6" aluminum Mopar Rod that I got a really nice deal on along with the Keith Black KB167 piston and a Mopar Performance 3.55" stroke crank. The combo fits nice (after some bore relieving to clear the big fat rods!).The pistons come up about .005 in the hole, The shortblock is now done and I should be bolting on the tweaked Edelbrock RPM heads, M1 intake and rear sump truck pan, Then I'll be dropping it back in and hope to fire it up (with about another 175 horsepower over the phase 1 318 shown in the first video) within a few weeks.
I'm also going to swap in a much stronger 8 3/4" mopar rear end with 4.56" gears and put a shift kit and 3500 stall 10" converter in the tranny.
YouTube is great because I never really realized before tht although the Daihatsu Rocky is very uncommon here in the states they are very popular all over Europe, Asia and Australia, The engine bay is very large and easily accomodates a Small block Ford, Chevy or this case a Mopar engine....provided the 4x4 crossmember is cut away and you convert to a rear wheel drive configuration.
stay tuned.... :-)
340 Mopar Test Run
This is an all #'s matching 1970 340 Mopar motor & trans being sold on Ebay. This is a test run on the ground by father and son.
Daihatsu Rocky V8 Powered - Streetwize Performance Drag Car Project, Clip 1 0f 3
Quick Video of my 1991 V8 Rocky. Right now it has a ~275 horse 8.:1 stock bottom end 318 Mopar which will be converted to a 10.5:1 341 inch motor making around 425 hp....maybe a little more.
The rear end is a Dana 35 that will be swapped to either an 8 3/4 Mopar or an 8.8 Ford explorer posi.
As I go through it I 'll try to update the progress including some more in depth motor build videos, fire-up and hopefully the first passes down the track.
It's a fun and very unique ride, it gets a lot of attention at the track. hope you enjoy it.
70 Dodge Charger R/T 517" MAX WEDGE Low Deck Stroker
Second Fire up of my new motor. Idle is up a little high as the motor is still new and tight. see my other video for the curb idle.
517" Low deck stroker....Big Hydraulic Roller cam, Chapman Stage VI Max Wedge Heads flow 362 cfm at .600 lift. Will be going to a hood scoop and a 250 shot by summer after some more tuning.